2. Backyard BBQ-ing
Alex on how to look taller:
“Being 5′ 6″ often comes into play when choosing what I wear. As an art student I find that dressing for your height is just like creating a well composed photograph or painting. It’s your responsibility to control the path of your viewer’s eyes when they view your artwork, or in this case, your outfit. When you’re short, as I am, you want to emphasize simplicity and vertical lines – allowing your viewer’s eyes to go straight up and down when they look at you. The more their eyes stop, or go left-to-right, the shorter you will seem.”
Bonus Tip: If you’re a smaller guy, don’t be afraid to shop in the children’s department. It’s cheaper, and probably a better fit.
Bonus Tip II: Suspender buttons on the outside of the waistband make for a more casual and rugged look (it’s also more comfortable than having them on the inside).
Bonus Tip III: A handkerchief in the back pocket is not only a cool detail, it’s also a functioning sweat-wipe. Perfect for overlooking the burgers on the grill.
- White cotton shirt by Target
- White striped braces by Levis
- White bucks by Cole Haan
- Jeans by Gap